I would call 1988 to 1994 as the golden period of Vijayakanth. He acted in 41 movies in that period, and a majority of them were hit. This is the time he moved on from Anti-establishment movies to pro-establishment and worked in “Police” roles. But he also made sure that he worked in different genres – and Paatukku Oru Thalaivan is a romantic musical that became a huge hit. And Ilaiyaraaja’s songs were one of the biggest reasons for it.
Ninaithathu Yaaro is one of the most popular songs of the late 80s. A lilting duet based on
பூவிழி மூட முடியவும் இல்லை
மூடிய போது விடியவும் இல்லை
கடலை தேடும் காவிரிப்போல்
கலந்திடவேண்டும் உன் மடிமேல்
|Movie||Paatukku Oru Thalaivan (1989)|
|Director||Liaquat Ali Khan|